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Kate DiCamillo's beloved best selling debut novel is now available in a paperback digest editionKate DiCamillo's first published novel like Winn Dixie himself immediately proved to be a keeper—a New York Times bestseller a Newbery Honor winner the inspiration for a popular film and most especially a cherished classic that touches the hearts of readers of all ages It's now available in a paperback digest format certain to bring this tale's magic to an even wider circle of fansThe summer Opal and her father the preacher move to Naomi Florida Opal goes into the Winn Dixie supermarket—and comes out with a dog A big ugly suffering dog with a sterling sense of humor A dog she dubs Winn Dixie Because of Winn Dixie the preacher tells Opal ten things about her absent mother one for each year Opal has been alive Winn Dixie is better at making friends than anyone Opal has ever known and together they meet the local librarian Miss Franny Block who once fought off a bear with a copy of WAR AND PEACE They meet Gloria Dump who is nearly blind but sees with her heart and Otis an ex con who sets the animals in his pet shop loose after hours then lulls them with his guitarOpal spends all that sweet summer collecting stories about her new friends and thinking about her mother But because of Winn Dixie or perhaps because she has grown Opal learns to let go just a little and that friendship—and forgiveness—can sneak up on you like a sudden summer storm

10 thoughts on “Because of Winn Dixie

  1. says:

    India Opal and her father the preacher have moved from Watley to Naomi Florida Opal had to leave all her friends behind and she’s adapting to living in a new place Her mother has abandoned her and she’s feeling very sad and lonely Her father preaches at a church he opened that was previously a convenience store He works too much and he struggles to move forward as he misses Opal’s mom so much Opal wishes she had a better relationship with him She hasn’t found very many new friends yet After her father sends her to the local Winn Dixie to pick up a few grocery items she meets a dog in the produce section that will change her life forever She names him Winn Dixie and their relationship grows Along with Winn Dixie she meets multiple people around town including Gloria a near blind woman who many think is a witch a librarian named Miss Franny Block with an interesting story an ex convict named Otis who runs the local pet store two really annoying boys and two girls of different ages that she can’t seem to figure out She soon learns that people all have their own sadness and difficulties She realizes that she may not be the only one who’s experiences loss and sadnessEventually she opens up to her father and confronts him by asking the uestions she needs answered about her mother Her father has suffered a great deal but he’s trying very hard to live his life and provide for Opal he just needs help breaking out of his shell as Opal puts it All the characters in the book are brought together by a garden party at the end of the story Opal learns that it’s important to cherish the friends you have in the present and that it’s also important to move on The book contains themes of sadness friendship acceptance abandonment loneliness and love to name a fewI read this with my kids and loved all of the characters–I seemed to connect with each and every one of them especially Otis Readers are reminded to think before they act to never judge someone because of how they look and to have empathy for others including animals Many people have a past and this story teaches you that it’s okay to move on and to appreciate what you have and to love the people you have in your life at that very moment The book is written in a very easy to read manner perfect for elementary readers It’s a heartwarming read that I highly recommend to people of all agesMy rating is 5

  2. says:

    I think this is the year that I have discovered young adult and middle grade fiction as a genre full of uality books Always looking for wholesome books for my kids I saw this book on a few friends' feeds and it happened to be at the library the last time I went Because of Winn Dixie is Kate DeCamillo's Newberry Award winning debut novel It features ten year old India Opal Buloni who has just moved from Watley to Naomi Florida with her father the Preacher Lonely for the last seven years since her alcoholic mother ran away Opal shops one day and discovers a lost dog who she aptly named Winn Dixie Opal and Winn Dixie need each other and the preacher allows the dog to stay in their adult trailer park home We meet the cast of characters in Naomi and they all have a sad past From Otis at the pet store to Miss Franny Block at the library to Gloria Dump and all the children in town each person has a painful event that they are trying to forget or move on from They all open up and start enjoying life again due to the combined warmth of Winn Dixie's personality and Miss Franny's Littmus Lozenge candiesI recently read Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts Because of Winn Dixie seems like a kids book twin of the this book Both feature a young girl or woman who move to small town from a troubled past and breathe in all the charm that the community has to offer I highly recommend this book to middle grade kids and the adults in their lives who are looking for a positive read It could either be read at home or aloud in class and I'm sure it will generate many positive discussions about family community and life as a whole

  3. says:

    Because of Winn Dixie is such a beautiful and enchanting book I loved reading this with my daughter I am glad she was a little bit older when we read it I think she was about 8 as it may have been a little heavy for her if she had been much younger Although it I guess it depends on the childYoung Opal has just moved to Florida with her father a preacher and is lonely for her mother who left the family seven years before On a trip to the supermarket Winn Dixie she rescues a dog getting into trouble inside Opal becomes her best friends and together they meet many wonderful characters over the summer She loves all of the stories from her new friends like the town librarian a local woman who is rud to be a witch as well as a guitar playing ex con pet store clerk These characters and their stories help Opal to start to connect with other children help deal with her loss and sadness and even realize that others may be dealing with loss and sadness of their own This book deals with such important themes grief hope acceptance loss and friendship It has many lessons about people and how we should try to not judge by appearances The power that love has in helping deal with loss and coping with real life I myself have a great love of animals and believe in their healing power It was a really nice book to read with my daughter and we had many discussions as we read The story pulled us both in The writing is great and the story is captivating A wonderful novel that I would recommend for all ages

  4. says:

    A wonderful dog who brings people together What's not to like?

  5. says:

    Opal Buloni goes to the Winn Dixie store and comes home with a big scraggly dog she claimed on impulse Because of this dog now named Winn Dixie she meets her new neighbors in the Florida town she now lives in Nothing bad happens to the dog Let me repeat Nothing bad happens to the dogThis book is carefully balanced with dark and light It could so easily have been one of those syrupy sweet stories with charmingly eccentric townspeople spouting folk wisdom and the dog bringing everyone together at an ice cream social But it's not The town is only a bit twee Opal's mother left her and her minister father Gloria one of the townspeople Opal meets used to be a drunk Still a magical synergy of some kind brings everyone together as friends Nothing bad happens to the dog I love this book

  6. says:

    A children's book I read for a Challenge and what a treat it was Beautifully written delightful characters a bittersweet story No wonder it won awardsThe Winn Dixie of the title is big sook of a stray dog who comes into 10 year old Opal's life at a time when she needs a friend Her mother is gone her father works too hard they have just arrived in a new town and she has no one Winn Dixie however is great at making friends and over the course of the book Opal's life turns aroundOf course there are lessons to be learned in acceptance of life and of other people DiCamillo shows not tells in exactly the right wayThis book is a little gem and I am very glad I came across it Discovering such treasures unexpectedly is the reason I find challenges rewarding

  7. says:

    Because of Winn Dixie Kate DiCamilloA 10 year old girl named India Opal Bulloni has just moved to a trailer park in the small town of Naomi Florida with her father who is known as The Preacher because he preaches at the local church While in the supermarket Opal sees a scruffy dog wrecking the store Opal decides to take him home Miss Franny Block a librarian shares great stories about her past including one about her great grandfather whose family members died while he was fighting for the South in the Civil War He invented Littmus Lozenge candies which tasted like root beer and strawberry but included a secret ingredient— melancholy Anyone who tasted the candies tasted sweetness mixed with sadness In Because of Winn Dixie these candies symbolize that even though life sometimes deals people a bit of sadness there is always much to appreciate Opal learns that her sour faced neighbor Amanda Wilkinson lost her brother Carson because he drowned She vows to be nicer to her from then on تاریخ نخستین خوانش روز پانزدهم ماه اکتبر سال 2006 میلادیعنوان ب‍ه‌ خ‍اطر وی‍ن‌ دی‍ک‍س‍ی‌؛ ن‍وی‍س‍ن‍ده‌ ک‍ی‍ت‌ دی‌ک‍ام‍ل‍ی‍و‏‫؛ م‍ت‍رج‍م‌ ع‍ل‍ی‌ خ‍اک‍ب‍ازان‌؛ ت‍ه‍ران‌ وزارت‌ آم‍وزش‌ و پ‍رورش‌، معاونت پرورشی، م‍وس‍س‍ه‌ ف‍ره‍ن‍گ‍ی‌ م‍ن‍ادی‌ ت‍رب‍ی‍ت، 1383؛ در 144 ص؛ شابک 9643484254؛ چاپ سوم 1385؛ موضوع داستانهای نوجوانان از نویسندگان ایالات متحده آمریکا سده 21 معنوان به خ‍اطر وی‍ن‌ دی‍ک‍س‍ی‌؛ ن‍وی‍س‍ن‍ده‌ ک‍ی‍ت‌ دی‌ک‍ام‍ل‍ی‍و‏‫؛ م‍ت‍رج‍م‌ وی‍دا ل‍ش‍ک‍ری‌ف‍ره‍ادی‌‬؛ ت‍ه‍ران‌ نشر ق‍طره‌‏‫، ‏1384؛ در 120 ص؛ ‬شابک 9643414817؛ چاپ دیگر تهران گیسا ، ‏‫1393؛ در 121 ص؛ شابک 9786006885070؛داستان دخترکی به نام «ایندیا لوپال» بازگو شده که یک روز به طور اتفاقی با سگی مواجه می‌شود که تنها و گرسنه است او سگ را با خود به خانه می‌برد و او را «وین دیکسی» می‌نامد «ایندیا» مادرش را در کودکی از دست داده، و با پدرش ـ که یک کشیش است ـ به شهر دیگری آمده است او در این شهر احساس تنهایی و غربت می‌کند اما با وجود «وین دیکسی» که استعداد عجیبی در دوست یابی دارد، کم کم با غم از دست دادن مادرش کنار می‌آید در واقع «وین دیکسی» به او می‌آموزد، که امیدواری را جایگزین احساس غربت و تنهایی نماید ا شربیانی

  8. says:

    It's not difficult to see why this beautiful book has won numerous awards After reading a few friends' reviews for this book I simply knew I had to read it and I'm so glad I did This is a heartwarming tale of a young girl named Opal who lives with her father Growing up without her mother has not been easy for Opal and she's been feeling a sense of loneliness through her childhood But that's all about to change the day she comes across a dog who appears just as lost and lonely as Opal does Opal names the dog Winn Dixie and uickly the pair become inseparable A beautifully written story of friendship love and loss A fabulous children's book to be read and savoured for all ages Highly recommended

  9. says:

    “Because of Winn Dixie” is an uplifting novella that made me laugh out loud while enjoying the read Winn Dixie is a supermarket chain located throughout southeastern US India Opal a girl of ten or so goes into one of the stores to buy a few things and comes out with a mangy smelly large dog He got inside the store somehow and created havoc knocking over produce stands and had all the store people chasing him So Opal adopted the dog took him home cleaned him up and named him “Winn Dixie” This is the story of how Opal and Winn Dixie brought joy to some lonely folks in Naomi Florida Kate DiCamillo is an award winning author “Because of Winn Dixie” was her first published work Highly recommended

  10. says:

    My friend Lauren read this to her elementary school kids last year one day she read it to them aloud for an hour and a half This is especially remarkable considering the usual behavior of her students which is NOT sitting still listening and engaging in meaningful waysThe story is well told in the ten year old main character's voice I'm sure this makes it attractive and understandable to young readers or listeners And easy for them to relate to The book does a good job of opening up the topic of feeling sad due to difficult life experiences while at the same time modeling how life can be bearable despite sad events and not just bearable but good I enjoyed the story and appreciated the meaningful concepts told in simple termsAnd Lauren I'm wondering if it was while reading this that you put your prejudices aside and began to warm up to Sadie? A favorite part and I don't think it's because of my bad eyesightOpal's friend Gloria Dump says to her You know my eyes ain't too good at all I can't see nothing but the general shape of things so I got to rely on my heart Why don't you go on and tell me everything about yourself so as I can see you with my heart and a few pages later Opal narrates I could feel her listening with all her heart and it felt good